275 infections and 34 deaths in one day

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Puebla / 20.02.2021 20:29:51

Puebla added 275 infections and 34 deaths from covid-19 on the last day, said the daily technical report of the Ministry of Health (SSA) of the federal government.

According to the report of the federation, the state accumulatedto 68 thousand 523 positive cases and 8 thousand 417 deaths because of the coronavirus, with a fatality rate of 12.28 percent. In addition, there are 1,671 active cases in the Puebla territory, 43 more than in the last 24 hours.

It should be noted that Puebla remained in second in the country with more hospital occupation of non-serious patients due to covid-19 or some type of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), said Cristian Arturo Zaragoza Jiménez, director of Epidemiological Information of the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) of the federal SSA.

In a nightly press conference from the National Palace, the health specialist mentioned that the state and two more make up the list where hospitalization for coronavirus and SARI’s exceeds 50 percent.

In first place was Mexico City, with 60 percent; in second place Puebla, with 57 percent; and State of Mexico third, with 56 percent.

Despite this panorama, Puebla managed to place itself among the 29 entities where the occupation of beds with a mechanical ventilator for critically ill patients it is less than 43 percent.

For his part, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Director General of Epidemiology, stated that Puebla registered a 68 percent advance in the application of anticovid vaccines among adults over 60 years of age.

This means that until 4:00 p.m. on February 20, the state had applied 28,900 of the 42,500 doses of AstraZeneca that the federal government sent to apply to this sector of the population in 71 communities of the Sierra Negra and the Mixteca.